New Perspectives on the Banishment in the Tang Dynasty
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唐代流刑在执行中并非都必须决杖,流人并不是都要枷锁传递,流人一般六年放归。流刑用于惩治性质严重的各种犯罪,并非侧重于政治方面。长流与流刑的打击目标一致,并非只限于反逆缘坐一种情形。流刑与其在唐律中减死一等的地位是相符的,并非名重实轻。In the Tang Dynasty the criminals banished were not all beaten by sticks .Nor were they all chained and locked. Normally they would be released after six years. The banishment, used to punish serious crimes, was not merely the result of the political struggles. The aim of the lifelong banishment was the same, as it was not only used for treason. The punishment was in accordance with the law of the time.